Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hair And There At The Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela lasts a couple of months so one is bound to need a little hair care. Holy bathing also means a hair cleanse. Let's get out the razor and start chopping.

A sadhu lets go of his beard.

Another sadhu, beard now in his lap. The sadhu on the right is holding onto his beard for now and exercising good grooming.

Mela barbershop.

Besides the sadhu shaves, ritual tonsuring also takes place. Maybe you remember James' experience. There's no question this little boy will remember his date with tonsuring.

The crowd likes the result. The boy, not so sure.

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